Alameda County Violent Crime Fact Sheet 2013

Since 2010, Urban Strategies Council has produced and published a snapshot of violent crime in Alameda County using data made available by the FBI Uniform Crime Reports. The fact sheet is produced as a part of the Alameda County Violence Prevention Blueprint, led by Supervisor Nate Miley, and is intended to help guide decision-making as [...]

By |2017-05-18T11:34:10-07:00February 25th, 2015|Categories: Data, Factsheets, Issue Areas, Reports, Violence Prevention|

Eden Area Livability Initiative Community Profile 2013

 The Eden Area Community Profile 2013 was commissioned by Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley to provide both a new baseline for understanding the five diverse communities in the Eden Area and to evaluate the changes since the initial profile was prepared. It is intended to support the work of Phase II of the Eden Area [...]

By |2015-07-22T13:41:11-07:00February 28th, 2014|Categories: Consulting Services, Data, Profiles, Reports, Research & Analysis|

Healthy Housing in Oakland

A well-established body of academic, clinical, and community-level research has demonstrated that conditions within housing units can deeply impact the physical and mental health of individuals in those units, for better or worse. In many areas, the literature is conclusive: just as a dilapidated apartment with a cockroach problem can trigger asthma in a vulnerable [...]

By |2015-07-21T14:04:27-07:00February 13th, 2014|Categories: Data, Housing, Issue Areas, Maps, Public Health, Reports|

Affordable Housing Needs Data

Way back in 2011, we carried out a comprehensive study of the data landscape in the Bay Area related to the important work of affordable housing and neighborhood stabilization efforts for Enterprise Community Partners.  The report got delivered to our clients but we realized that we did not ever publish the results. Despite the time [...]

By |2015-07-22T18:48:29-07:00January 21st, 2014|Categories: Data, Housing, Issue Areas, Reports|

Who Owns Your Neighborhood? The Role of Investors in Post-Foreclosure Oakland

Since 2007, there have been over 10,000 completed foreclosures in the City of Oakland.  With the much needed attention given to foreclosure prevention, there has been very little focus on what has happened to properties after foreclosure. This report seeks to fill this gap. The point of departure for our analysis is the precise moment [...]

By |2015-09-10T11:21:30-07:00June 28th, 2012|Categories: Data, Housing, Issue Areas, Reports|Tags: |

Our take on Oakland’s 100 Blocks Plan

In order to deploy resources such as police presence most effectively, it behooves a city to know where criminal activity is most prevalent. Because of the impact on the City and its residents, of most concern are areas where shootings and homicides occur most frequently. This reasoning appears to be a driving factor in the [...]

By |2017-01-04T15:45:28-08:00June 5th, 2012|Categories: Data, Issue Areas, Reports, Violence Prevention|

African American Males in OUSD: Massive Suspension Disparities

                African American males were suspended at a rate more than six times that of white males across the district and over three times the rate of other students. One of three reports that Urban Strategies Council has produced for the African American Male Achievement Initiative based on [...]

By |2015-09-10T11:21:46-07:00May 22nd, 2012|Categories: Data, Education Reform, Issue Areas, Reports|

2011 Oakland Crime Review

In 2011, Oakland experienced a number of changes in crime patterns when compared to previous years. Overall, reported violent crime in 2011 was almost identical in volume to 2010 with 6,805 reports, while property crimes saw a 5.4% increase over the prior year, up to 25,995. Major changes in citywide indicators included a drastic jump [...]

By |2015-09-10T11:20:56-07:00April 2nd, 2012|Categories: Community Safety and Justice, Data, Issue Areas, Public Safety, Reports|
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